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Alex Parker

Alex Parker

(1935 – 2010)

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Alex Parker

Alex Parker
(1935 – 2010)

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Alex Parker

(1935 – 2010)
About Alex
This is a tribute to Alex Parker. Alexander Hershaw Parker was a Scottish football player and manager, who played for Falkirk, Everton and Scotland, amongst others. Parker was named in Falkirk's Team of the Millennium and Everton's Hall of Fame.
Alex Parker, a fullback, began his career with Kello Rovers, turning semi-professional when he joined Falkirk in 1952. The highlight of Parker's time with the Bairns was their 1957 Scottish Cup victory, as they defeated Kilmarnock in a replayed final. He also became a Scotland international during this period, earning his first cap against Portugal in 1955. He was selected in the squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup, making one appearance against Paraguay.
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moved to Merseyside in 1958 when Everton paid £18,000 for his transfer, although his Toffees debut was delayed by his requirement to fulfil National Service in Cyprus. He eventually became a stalwart in the side which won the 1962-63 league championship, finishing six points ahead of runners-up Tottenham.
After this triumph, however, hamstring injuries started to trouble Parker, and he left Goodison Park in 1965 to join Southport, for £2,000. After 3 years with the Sandgrounders he moved to Northern Ireland to become player-manager of Ballymena United. He joined Drumcondra as a player in 1970 but left for Southport after only three months, where he was given a coaching role. Two months later he was promoted
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to manager but this appointment lasted only a single season.
After his retirement from the footballing world, Parker became a publican in Runcorn. He then lived in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
Alex Parker passed away on the 7th of January 2010. This online memorial is dedicated to his life and his achievements. May he rest in peace.
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Alex Parker

This is a tribute to Alex Parker. Alexander Hershaw Parker was a Scottish football player and manager, who played for Falkirk, Everton and Scotland, amongst others. Parker was named in Falkirk's Team of the Millennium and Everton's Hall of Fame.
Alex Parker, a fullback, began his career with Kello Rovers, turning semi-professional when he joined Falkirk in 1952. The highlight of Parker's time with the Bairns was their 1957 Scottish Cup victory, as they defeated Kilmarnock in a replayed final. He also became a Scotland international during this period, earning his first cap against Portugal in 1955. He was selected in the squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup, making one appearance against Paraguay.
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